Fox Film Invests in Comic Book Publisher Boom! Studios

Twentieth Century Fox Film has made a strategic investment in comic book and graphic novel publisher Boom! Studios, giving the studio a “significant” minority stake.

Fox noted in Thursday’s announcement that Boom! differs from other major publishers in the space by partnering with creators to share ownership of original series.

“We’re committed to fostering an environment that welcomes and supports artists and storytellers, and this investment in Boom! allows us to work even more closely with their incredible stable of writers and artists,” said CEO and chairman Stacey Snider. “We look forward to the projects we have with them ahead, and are proud to have an opportunity to further energize their storytelling through this partnership.”

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This NYC Startup Wants You to Get Paid When You Want (DailyPay)

The fact that paychecks are paid monthly is merely a formality and is not indicative of when we deserve the money we work for. The truth is, employees are a company’s greatest assets and they deserved to be paid at their request. While not every company understands this, DailyPay is making it their job to fix it. DailyPay, the financial services company that provides instant payments for employees and employers, understands that sometimes you cannot wait until the end of the month to receive your pay. On their path to empowering low wage workers, DailyPay has raised 2 rounds of funding to date.

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$10 million funding round for Denver creator of 'smart home' sensors led by Silicon Valley firms

A Denver company specializing in "smart home" security technology has secured $10 million in Series A funding led by two Silicon Valley firms, the company announced today.

Notion, launched in 2013, creates small sensors that can detect smoke or changes in heat, light, motion, moisture levels and surface tension and communicate that to smartphones. Homeowners monitor and control the sensors from an app.

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The Best Affordable Jewelry Brands It Girls Love (Frasier Sterling)

With the resurgence of chokers and fashion-forward earrings, the newest, of-the-moment jewelry has really positioned itself to be some of the most covetable accessories to own right now. And with stylish girls like Kendall, Bella and Gigi donning these add-ons daily, we’re curious to know who makes the best It baubles. To our pleasant surprise, we’ve discovered a lot of these designs are from affordable brands.

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Streaming Concerts Is The New Gateway For Brands Into Music (LiveList)

The annual California Roots festival wrapped up its eighth iteration on Memorial Day weekend, drawing in tens of thousands of fans to the Monterey County Fairgrounds. The concerts allow lovers of reggae, rock and hip-hop to mingle in one place, but an online live stream, courtesy of cannabis network Weedmaps allowed thousands more to tune in. 

For the second year in a row, Cali Roots collaborated with a Venice-based business called LiveList that produces streamed events and connects audiences with shows elsewhere.

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